NM9247 : Castle Stalker

taken 45 years ago, near to Portnacroish, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

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Castle Stalker
Castle Stalker
Castle Stalker (from the Gaelic, Stalcaire, meaning Hunter or Falconer) is believed originally to have been the site of a Fortalice (a small fortified building) belonging to the MacDougalls when they were Lords of Lorn, and built around 1320.

It is also believed that Castle Stalker, much in its present form, was built and occupied by the then Lord of Lorn, Sir John Stewart, during the middle of the fifteenth century. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the Castle came to be used merely as a storehouse. The Castle was finally abandoned around 1840 when the roof either fell in or was perhaps removed to avoid roof-tax. The castle was rebuilt and restored during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

In recent times the castle was brought to fame by the Monty Python team, appearing in the final scene of their film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (as "Castle Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh").

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NM9247, 127 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
August 1976   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 March, 2011
Category
Castle (restored)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 920 472 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:34.2752N 5:23.2071W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 924 475
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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